Embarrassing mistake you have made in spoken Japanese? Posted by: Agda 1 month ago
This stands out 20 years later as my most embarrassing mistake. I still feel CRINGE to my toes when I remember this.
I’d just arrived in rural southern Japan. In the village I was living in people openly gawped at me in the streets. They’d really never seen a foreigner.
Sooooo a new colleague told me I should visit the village bakery because they made delicious food. I went to said bakery. Everyone stopped talking when I entered. I was browsing the produce and the owner asked me what kind of cakes I like.
And this is what I said.
Instead of あんこが大好き。
The silence was something else.
That's hilarious, yet very embarrassing! xD Did you correct yourself in the moment or did the owner know what you were trying to say?1 — 1 month ago
Lucky me they told me straight away. I never made a mistake like that again. That was definitely my worst. Did you ever make a mistake with speaking Japanese? What was yours?0 — 1 month ago
I meant to say "I'm kidding" and I said くそ instead of うそ1 — 1 month ago
I know how you feel. I made so many mistakes while I was in Japan. It's a normal thing. We learn from it right.1 — 2 months ago